Hump Day Bump Day: 12 Weeks!

****Wow do I love auto post, this was supposed to be up at 8AM yesterday. Thanks blogger!****

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby’s systems are fully formed.

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won’t be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby’s brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

If you look at yesterdays post, you’re caught up with our goings ons around here, so I’ll just go straight to the weekly survey.
How far along: 12 Weeks!
Total Weight gain/loss: I’ve gained back my not wanting to eat weight so I am at 0.
Maternity clothes: Nothing, not even the fat pants, getting closer to fat pants though. Maybe next week?
Stretch Marks: only leftovers
Sleep: pretty darn good. I did not want to get out of bed this morning!
Best Moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat yesterday and seeing Ella’s reaction. Cannot wait for this afternoon seeing the little bean again!
Movement: None that I can feel but the baby was kicking like crazy at the doppler on Monday!
Food cravings: i got my fish & chips (YUM!) Now I really want fresh fruit, and wouldn’t mind some spinach ravioli w/ alfredo sauce from Spaghett.i Factory! I would also still kill for some sushi!
Gender: not sure, kind of feeling girl this week!
Labor Signs: NOPE!
Belly Button in or out?: In
What I miss: Nothing really, I love being pregnant!
What I’m looking forward to: This afternoon’s ultrasound! And being able to feel all of these rolls & kicks & punches!
Weekly Wisdom: Eat several small meals and drink lots of water to avoid the all day nausea. At least that’s what is working for me!

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